Picture of Building 2 at the Universities at Shady GroveScience Courses

BIOM301 Biometrics (3 credits)
Descriptive statistics, introduction to probability, sampling, confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, simple regression and correlation. Emphasis on simple applications of statistical techniques and interpretation of statistical results.

BSCI330 Cell Biology and Physiology (4 credits)
Biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying cellular function. Properties of cells which make life possible and mechanisms by which cells provide energy, reproduce, and regulate and integrate with each other and their environment.

BSCI353 Principles of Neuroscience (3 credits)
Principles of nervous system function, ranging from molecular and cellular basis of neuron function through nervous system integration.

BSCI422 Immunology  (3 credits)
The immune system in health and disease. Presentation and analysis of the cellular and molecular processes that comprise the immune system. 

BSCI437 General Virology (3 credits)

Discussion of the physical and chemical nature of viruses, virus cultivation and assay methods, virus replication, viral diseases with emphasis on the oncogenic viruses, viral genetics, and characteristics of the major virus groups.

BSCI440 Mammalian Physiology (4 credits)
A study of the cardiovascular, hemopoietic, gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory systems. Chemical and endocrine regulation of physiological functions in mammals.

BSCI454 Neurobiology Laboratory (1 credit)

Basic neuroanatomical techniques, intracellular and extracellular recordings of electrical potentials from nerve and muscle. 

BCHM463 Biochemistry of Physiology; (3 credits)
An introduction to general biochemistry. A study of protein structure, enzyme catalysis, metabolism, and metabolic regulation with respect to their relationship to physiology.

PHYS121 Fundamentals of Physics I (4 credits)
The first part of a two-semester course in general physics treating the fields of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics.

PHYS122 Fundamentals of Physics II (4 credits)
A continuation of PHYS121.

Non-Science Courses

Students pursuing a B.S. in Biological Sciences are required to meet a minimum of 6 credit hours of Advanced Studies, at least one Diversity course (3 credit hours) and a Professional Writing (3 credits) requirement as part of the general education degree requirements. Students may need to take additional courses to earn enough credits for graduation (120) and do so by taking courses from other UMCP programs at the Universities at Shady Grove.


Sample Course:
Communications COMM 371Communication and Digital Media (3 credits)
Criminology and Criminal Justice  CCJS 352 Drugs and Crime (3 credits)
Business Management
BMGT 350 Marketing Principles and Organization (3 credits)

Plan for a four semester curriculum (courses are subject to change):


University of Maryland Courses Offered at the Universities at Shady Grove
Fall Year 1 SpringYear 1
Course Credits Course Credits 
BCHM463 Biochemistry of Physiology  3 BIOM301 Biometrics  3
BSCI330 Cell Biology and Physiology 4 BSCI440 Mammalian Physiology  4
PHYS121 Fundamentals of Physics I  4 PHYS122 Fundamentals of Physics II  4
HLTH377 Human Sexuality (Advanced Studies) 3 ENGL395 Writing for Health Professionals 3

BSCI279B Strategies for Success



University of Maryland Courses Offered at the Universities at Shady Grove
Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2
Course   Credits  Course Credits 
BSCI353 Principles of Neuroscience 3 BSCI422 Immunology 3
BSCI437 General Virology 3 BSCI454 Neurobiology Laboratory 1
CCJS310 Criminal Investigations (Advanced Studies) 3 BSCI TBA 3
ANTH428R Race and Ethnicity 3 HIST404 History of Biology (CORE SH) 3
Elective from other USG/UMCP program/Internship/GSS  3 ANTH429A Plagues, Pathogens and Public Policy  3
    COMM382 Essentials of Intercultural Communication


Academic Policies

Students in the program must familiarize themselves with the academic policies required by the College and University.

Registration Advising

All students are required to meet with their academic advisor each semester prior to registration for the following semester.